Three dead on Aiken County roads

By: Kate Kassay Email
By: Kate Kassay Email

AIKEN, SC-- A deadly weekend on Aiken County roads has now brought the year's death toll to 43.

Two separate accidents early Saturday morning left three people dead.

The first crash happened on Rainbow Falls road in Graniteville.
23-year-old Christopher Pritchett of Warrenville was killed when he crashed into an embankment around 2:00 am.

He was ejected into the backseat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two more people died after a fiery car accident in the city of Aiken.

This one also happened around 2:00 Saturday morning on Dibble Road.

Coroner Tim Carlton says 40-year-old Johnnie Mathis and 35-year-old Thomas Sellars, both of Augusta, were killed when the car caught fire.
They were passengers.

Another passenger, Cleveland Scott of Augusta is in serious condition at MCG.

The driver, 26-year-old Joey Brown Jr. of Hephzibah was the driver.

He suffered minor injuries.

Brown is charged with two counts of felony DUI with great bodily injury.

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  • by tina Location: aiken county on Jan 28, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    I am trying to find out about an accident that happened in Aiken county, there was an policee chief of New elleton killed on impact, and two others were carried off to Richland Memorial. It happened around 4:00p.m. on Jan.28,2009
  • by Bob Location: Aiken County on Dec 28, 2007 at 05:09 AM
    Can you do a story on Judge Tracy Carroll, the Aiken Magistrate who has a conflict of interest with her husband, Lt Billy Flurry, being a police officer with the Aiken Sheriff's Office? This arrangement makes it real easy for him and his officers to obtain arrest warrants and convictions in her court. We believe the Aiken Community should know about this and that it is unethical, a judicial conflict of interest when the sheriff is prosecuting a case in her court.
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